ROYAL ASCOT 2015 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE SECOND DAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

  Good to Firm

GoingStick readings on Wednesday at 8.15am:

Standside: 9.3, Centre: 9.1, Farside: 9.2, Round 8.6

 

Stalls: Straight Course: Centre; Round Course: Inside

For today and Thursday the rail on the round course is positioned approximately three yards out from its innermost position from about the nine-furlong start to the home straight, adding approximately the following to published race distances:-

Old Mile – 6yds

1m 2f- 9yds

Races of 1m 4f and further- 12yds

 

It was dry overnight.

 

The forecast is for a dry day, with sunny spells.

 

It is due to be generally fine and dry through the week.

The Round course was watered overnight Saturday.

 

The Straight course was watered on Sunday.

NON-RUNNERS TODAY

 

3.05pm Queen Mary Stakes

5          CALEDONIAN GOLD (Self Certificate, Not Eaten Up)

3.40pm Duke Of Cambridge Stakes

6          EVITA PERON (Going)

 

4.20pm Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

1          CALIFORNIA CHROME (USA) (Self Certificate, Lame)

NON-RUNNER TOMORROW

 

2.30pm Norfolk Stakes

2          ARAGON KNIGHT (Self Certificate, Colic)

FRIDAY’S DECLARED RUNNERS

 

2.30pm G3 Albany Stakes 6f, 19 runners

1 (18) Ashadihan Kevin Ryan 9st 0lb Jamie Spencer

2 (16) Azhar Saeed bin Suroor 9st 0lb James Doyle

3 (12) Back At The Ranch (USA) (Blinkers) Wesley A. Ward, USA 9st 0lb Joel Rosario

4 (10) Elegant Supermodel (GER) J. P. Perruchot, France 9st 0lb Antoine Hamelin

5 (7) Fireglow Mark Johnston 9st 0lb William Buick

6 (11) First Party Mark Johnston 9st 0lb Joe Fanning

7 (3) French Antony Brittain 9st 0lb Graham Lee

8 (9) Glenrowan Rose (IRE) Keith Dalgleish 9st 0lb Phillip Makin

9 (13) Illuminate (IRE) Richard Hannon 9st 0lb Richard Hughes

10 (17) Jersey Breeze (IRE) Mick Channon 9st 0lb Charles Bishop

11 (5) Laxfield Road (USA) (Blinkers) Wesley A. Ward, USA 9st 0lb Frankie Dettori

12 (6) Mirage (IRE) Jamie Osborne 9st 0lb Jim Crowley

13 (4) Miss Moneypenny (IRE) Ralph Beckett 9st 0lb Richard Kingscote

14 (2) Our Joy (IRE) Clive Cox 9st 0lb Oisin Murphy

15 (14) Palenville (IRE) Richard Hannon 9st 0lb Pat Dobbs

16 (8) Spanish Romance (IRE) E. J. O’Neill, France 9st 0lb Cristian Demuro

17 (1) Strands of Silk (IRE) James Given 9st 0lb Tom Eaves

18 (19) Tutu Nguru (USA) William Haggas 9st 0lb Pat Cosgrave

19 (15) Vallance Road Nick Littmoden 9st 0lb John Egan

 

3.05pm G2 King Edward VII Stakes 1m 4f, 7 runners

1 (4) Balios (IRE) David Simcock 9st 0lb Jamie Spencer

2 (5) Father Christmas (IRE) (Sheepskin C/P) Aidan O’Brien, Ireland 9st 0lb Joseph O’Brien

3 (6) Festive Fare Charlie Appleby 9st 0lb William Buick

4 (1) Magic Dancer Ralph Beckett 9st 0lb Pat Dobbs

5 (3) Mr Singh John Gosden 9st 0lb Frankie Dettori

6 (2) Ol’ Man River (IRE) (Tongue Strap) Aidan O’Brien, Ireland 9st 0lb Ryan Moore

7 (7) Stravagante (IRE) Sir Michael Stoute 9st 0lb Pat Smullen

 

3:40pm G1 Commonwealth Cup 6f, 18 runners

1 (6) Adaay (IRE) William Haggas 9st 3lb Paul Hanagan

2 (15) Ahlan Emarati (IRE) Peter Chapple-Hyam 9st 3lb Silvestre De Sousa

3 (11) Cyclogenisis (USA) (Visor, Tongue Strap) George Weaver, USA 9st 3lb John R. Velazquez

4 (5) El Valle (FR) (Blinkers) Miss V. Dissaux, France 9st 3lb Mickael Barzalona

5 (4) Goken (FR) H. Pantall, France 9st 3lb Olivier Peslier

6 (2) Home of The Brave (IRE) (Tongue Strap) Hugo Palmer 9st 3lb James McDonald

7 (14) Hootenanny (USA) (Blinkers, Tongue Strap) Wesley A. Ward, USA 9st 3lb Ryan Moore

8 (13) Jungle Cat (IRE) Charlie Appleby 9st 3lb William Buick

9 (10) Kool Kompany (IRE) Richard Hannon 9st 3lb Pat Dobbs

10 (12) Limato (IRE) Henry Candy 9st 3lb James Doyle

11 (8) Muhaarar Charles Hills 9st 3lb Dane O’Neill

12 (18) Profitable (IRE) Clive Cox 9st 3lb Adam Kirby

13 (1) Salt Island Charles Hills 9st 3lb Jamie Spencer

14 (9) Anthem Alexander (IRE) Edward Lynam, Ireland 9st 0lb Pat Smullen

15 (7) New Providence Hugo Palmer 9st 0lb Jim Crowley

16 (3) Pastoral Girl James Given 9st 0lb Tom Eaves

17 (16) Tendu John Gosden 9st 0lb Frankie Dettori

18 (17) Tiggy Wiggy (IRE) Richard Hannon 9st 0lb Richard Hughes

 

4:20pm G1 Coronation Stakes 1m, 9 runners

1 (5) Arabian Queen (IRE) David Elsworth 9st 0lb Silvestre De Sousa

2 (7) Ervedya (FR) Jean Claude Rouget, France 9st 0lb C. Soumillon

3 (2) Found (IRE) Aidan O’Brien, Ireland 9st 0lb Ryan Moore

4 (6) Irish Rookie (IRE) Martyn Meade 9st 0lb Fergus Sweeney

5 (8) Local Time Saeed bin Suroor 9st 0lb William Buick

6 (9) Lucida (IRE) J. S. Bolger, Ireland 9st 0lb Kevin Manning

7 (3) Miss Temple City (USA) (Tongue Strap) H. Graham Motion, USA 9st 0lb John R. Velazquez

8 (4) Sperry (IRE) John Gosden 9st 0lb James Doyle

9 (1) Yasmeen John Gosden 9st 0lb Paul Hanagan

 

5:00pm Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap 1m 4f, 19 runners

1 (2) Famous Kid (USA) Saeed bin Suroor 9st 10lb James Doyle

2 (9) Mymatechris (IRE) Andrew Balding 9st 9lb David Probert

3 (14) Watersmeet Mark Johnston 9st 7lb Joe Fanning

4 (13) Dabadiyan (IRE) Gary Moore 9st 6lb Joseph O’Brien

5 (17) John Reel (FR) David Evans 9st 6lb John Egan

6 (1) Astronereus (IRE) Amanda Perrett 9st 6lb Pat Dobbs

7 (4) Gold Trail (IRE) Charlie Appleby 9st 6lb William Buick

8 (10) Ajman Bridge Luca Cumani 9st 6lb Adam Kirby

9 (22) Dashing Star David Elsworth 9st 5lb Ryan Moore

10 (16) Blue Hussar (IRE) Micky Hammond 9st 3lb Paul Hanagan

11 (8) Kelinni (IRE) Kevin Ryan 9st 3lb Jamie Spencer

12 (15) Warrior of Light (IRE) (Sheepskin C/P) David Lanigan 9st 3lb Ted Durcan

13 (19) Sennockian Star (Visor) Mark Johnston 9st 3lb (4lb ex) Silvestre De Sousa

14 (6) Forgotten Hero (IRE) (Hood) Charles Hills 9st 2lb James McDonald

15 (20) Continuum (Sheepskin C/P) Peter Hedger 9st 2lb Tom Marquand (5)

16 (21) Arab Dawn Hughie Morrison 9st 2lb Richard Hughes

17 (7) Igider (IRE) Roger Varian 9st 0lb Graham Lee

18 (3) Libran (IRE) Alan Swinbank 9st 0lb B. A. Curtis

19 (11) Azurite (IRE) J. E. Hammond, France 9st 0lb D. M. Oliver

Reserves

R20 (12) Sempre Medici (FR) W. P. Mullins, Ireland 8st 13lb Ryan Moore

R21 (18) Raskova (USA) William Jarvis 8st 12lb

R22 (5) Notarised Mark Johnston 8st 12lb Silvestre De Sousa

Eliminations Urban Moon (IRE), Top Tug (IRE), Dark Ruler (IRE) , Captain Morley, Gothic, Cardinal Walter (IRE), Majeed, Jakey (IRE), Missed Call (IRE), Fiftyshadesfreed (IRE), Urban Castle (USA), Venezia (IRE), Treasure The Ridge (IRE), Golden Spear, Sellingallthetime (IRE), Bold Runner

5:35pm Listed Queen’s Vase 2m, 15 runners

1 (12) Aloft (IRE) (Tongue Strap, Sheepskin C/P) Aidan O’Brien, Ireland 9st 3lb Ryan Moore

2 (7) Antiquarium (IRE) Charlie Appleby 9st 3lb William Buick

3 (3) Bantry Bay (IRE) Aidan O’Brien, Ireland 9st 3lb Joseph O’Brien

4 (8) Fabricate Michael Bell 9st 3lb Adam Kirby

5 (9) Future Empire Saeed bin Suroor 9st 3lb James Doyle

6 (5) Game Set Dash (USA) G. M. Lyons, Ireland 9st 3lb Andrea Atzeni

7 (6) Great Glen Ralph Beckett 9st 3lb Pat Dobbs

8 (15) Havisham Andrew Balding 9st 3lb David Probert

9 (1) The Twisler Jane Chapple-Hyam 9st 3lb Danny Brock

10 (10) Tommy Docc (IRE) Keith Dalgleish 9st 3lb Phillip Makin

11 (13) Mercy Me John Ryan 8st 12lb Dane O’Neill

12 (14) Star Rider Hughie Morrison 8st 12lb Jim Crowley

13 (4) Vive Ma Fille (GER) Mark Johnston 8st 12lb Joe Fanning

14 (2) Yarrow (IRE) Sir Michael Stoute 8st 12lb Pat Smullen

15 (11) Yorkidding Mark Johnston 8st 12lb Silvestre De Sousa

 

 INTERNATIONAL CONTENDERS FOR SECOND DAY OF ROYAL ASCOT 2015

 

Luck Of The Kitten (USA) – Jersey Stakes

Breeding: ch c Kitten´s Joy (USA) – Anura (IRE) (Giant´s Causeway (USA))

Breeder: Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey

Born: March 15, 2012

Owner: Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey

Trainer: Wesley Ward USA

Form: 21212-24

*Has raced exclusively on turf throughout career (all over seven furlongs or further) including two appearances this year, both over an extended mile; fourth in Grade Two American Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 2 & beaten a neck on seasonal return in Grade Three Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland on April 15.

*Went down by three-quarters of a length to Hootenanny when runner-up in mile Grade One Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita in November; scored over same course & distance in non-graded Zuma Beach Staked in October.

Race record: Starts: 7; Wins: 2; 2nd: 3; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £209,469

 

Kenneth & Sarah Ramsey

Both Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey grew up in Artemus, Kentucky. After graduating from the University Of Kentucky, Kenneth worked for several trucking firms before trying his hand as an estate agent. Disillusioned with selling houses, he started setting up his own franchises specialising in mobile phones in the late 1980’s and soon had a string of stores throughout north-eastern Georgia and south-eastern Kentucky. He sold the business for around $38 million in 1994 and decide to return to his hobby of horseracing. Kenneth had previously had a limited interest in racing, having claimed a horse called Red Redeemer at Louisville in 1969 and briefly held a trainer’s licence before deciding to concentrate on his business interests. In 1994, Kenneth and Sarah purchased the historic Almahurst Farm, birthplace of 1918 Kentucky Derby winner Exterminator, and renamed it Ramsey Farm. The couple have since gone on to enormous success as owners and breeders, headed by the home-bred pair of Kitten’s Joy and Roses In May. Many of the Ramsey’s horses have the suffix “Kitten” – Ken gave his wife the nickname while they were first dating. They have had over 1,700 wins as owners.Racing Awards: Eclipse Award for Outstanding Owner (2004, 2011, 2012. 2013, 2014), Eclipse Award for Outstanding Breeder (2013, 2014), 12 leading owner titles at Churchill Downs (a record); leading owner titles at Gulfstream Park, Keeneland, and Turfway Park and Saratoga. Big Race Wins Include: Whitney Handicap (2004 Roses In May), Secretariat Stakes (2004 Kitten’s Joy, 2013 Admiral Kitten), Shadwell Turf Mile (2004 Nothing To Lose), Dubai World Cup (2005 Roses In May), Breeders’ Futurity (2005 Dawn Of War, 2013 We Miss Artie), John C Mabee Handicap (2007 Precious Kitten), Matriarch Stakes (2007 Precious Kitten), Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (2009 Furthest Land), Alcibiades Stakes (2011 Stephanie’s Kitten), Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (2011 Stephanie’s Kitten), Just A Game Stakes (2013 Stephanie’s Kitten), United Nations Stakes (2013 Big Blue Kitten), Sword Dancer Invitational (2013 Big Blue Kitten), Arlington Million (2013 Real Solution), Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (2013 Kittern’s Dumplings), Manhattan Stakes (2014 Real Solution), Flower Bowl Stakes (2014 Stephanie’s Kitten), Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (2014 Bobby’s Kitten) Royal Ascot Record: 2009 Honor In Peace (16th Chesham Stakes), Cannonball (4th King’s Stand Stakes, 2nd Golden Jubilee Stakes); 2011 Honey Of A Kitten (23rd Britannia Handicap), Holiday For Kitten (13th King’s Stand Stakes); 2012 Hyper (9th Wolferton Handicap), Big Blue Kitten (10th Prince Of Wales’s Stakes); 2014 Crown The Kitten (10th Chesham Stakes)

 

Wesley Ward (Glendora, California, & Gulfstream Park, Florida)

Born: March 3, 1968, Saleh, Washington State Background: grandson of long-serving New York outrider Jim Dailey and son of former apprentice and trainer Dennis Ward. Left school at 14 and moved to New York to ride when he was just 15. Enjoyed a sensational first season, partnering 335 winners and becoming leading jockey at the Belmont, Aqueduct and Meadowlands fall meetings. Received the Eclipse Award for leading apprentice when he was just 16 in 1984. Spells riding in Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, Illinois and Canada followed and Ward was in the plate when subsequent Kentucky Derby hero Ferdinand lost his maiden tag in 1985. A growth spurt and weight problems forced Ward to quit riding in 1989. Training career: assisted his father for four years prior to starting out on his own in 1991. Accolades: Became the first US-based trainer to saddle a winner at Royal Ascot when Strike The Tiger won the Windsor Castle Stakes at odds of 33/1 on June 16, 2009.  Responsible for One Hot Wish, who set a new world record for of 48.87 seconds for 4.5 furlongs on her debut at Keeneland in April, 2007. Became only the third American-based trainer to win a European Group One when No Nay Never captured the Prix Morny at Deauville in August, 2013, following Leo O’Brien (Fourstars Allstar, 1992 Irish 2,000 Guineas) and Bert Michell (Count Reigh, 1929 Coronation Cup). Enjoyed a first Breeders’ Cup success in 2014 with Hootenanny, who beat stable-companion Luck Of The Kitten in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Judy The Beauty also won at the same meeting for Ward in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint – the trainer missed both victories as he was watching his son run in a cross-country race in Florida. Royal Ascot Record: 2009 STRIKE THE TIGER (WON WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES), JEALOUS AGAIN (WON QUEEN MARY STAKES), Yogaroo (9th Norfolk Stakes), Aegean (9th Albany Stakes), Honor In Peace (16th Chesham Stakes), Cannonball (4th King’s Stand Stakes, 2nd Golden Jubilee Stakes); 2010 Metropolitan Man (9th Windsor Castle Stakes); 2011 Holiday For Kitten (13th King’s Stand Stakes), Italo (23rd Coventry Stakes), Gentlemans Code (4th Windsor Castle Stakes), Gypsy Robin (7th Queen Mary Stakes), Everyday Dave (11th Norfolk Stakes); 2013 NO NAY NEVER (WON NORFOLK STAKES), Sweet Emma Rose (2nd Queen Mary Stakes), Ogermeister (15th Windsor Castle Stakes); 2014 HOOTENANNY (WON WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES), Spanish Pipedream (4th Queen Mary Stakes), To Be Determined (9th Norfolk Stakes), Sunset Glow (2nd Albany Stakes), Cordero (6th Chesham Stakes), Crown The Kitten (10th Chesham Stakes)

 

Joel Rosario

Born: January 14, 1985 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Background: Grew up on a farm and attended jockey school at the age of 13. After six months, he turned professional and was the leading rider in the Dominican Republic on four occasions, before moving to California in 2006. Enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2009, partnering 284 winners and amassing earnings of $13,073,777, the fifth best in North America. Has continued among the top five riders since. Moved to New York State in 2012 and is enjoying a wonderful season in 2013, leading the American jockey standings by winners and earnings – 160 winners & nearly US$11 million by June11. Accolades:Seven riding titles in California (three each at Del Mar and Hollywood Park and one at Santa Anita); rode six winners in a day at Hollywood Park on December 11, 2009. Only equalled by Hall of Fame riders Bill Shoemaker, Laffit Pincay and Kent Desormeaux; set record for most winners (38) at the Keeneland spring meet in 2013. National Earnings List for Jockeys 2013. Topped the National Earnings List for Jockeys in 2013 and was runner-up in 2014. Married to wife Briana, one daughter, Jasmine and one son, Jason. Passed the 2,000-winner mark in April, 2015.  American Classic Wins (2): Kentucky Derby (2013 Orb), Belmont Stakes (2014 Tonalist)  Other Big Race Wins Include: Alabama Stakes (2010 Blind Luck), Blue Grass Stakes (2011 Brilliant Speed), Breeders’s Cup Dirt Mile (2010 Dakota Phone), Breeders’ Cup Sprint (2009 Dancing In Silks), Dubai World Cup (2013 Animal Kingdom), Jockey Club Gold Cup (2012 Flat Out, 2014 Tonalist), Pacific Classic (2012 Dullahan), Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (2010 Harmonius), Mother Goose Stakes (2013 Close Hatches), EP Taylor Stakes (2013 Tannery), Donn Handicap (2014 Lea), Ashland Stakes (2014 Rosalind), Apple Blossom Handicap (2014 Close Hatches), Man o’ War Stakes (2014 Imagining), Ogden Phipps Stakes (2014 Close Hatches), Belmont Oaks (2014 Minborette), Personal Ensign Stakes (2014 Close Hatches), Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (2014 Bobby’s Kitten), Matriarch Stakes (2014 La Tia), Wood Memorial Stakes (2015 Frosted)

Royal Ascot Wins (1): Norfolk Stakes (2013 No Nay Never)

Acapulco (USA) – Queen Mary Stakes

 

Breeding: ch f Scat Daddy (USA) – Global Finance (USA) (End Sweep (USA))

Breeder: Dr Charles Giles

Born: January 26, 2013

Owner: Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Trainer: Wesley Ward USA

Jockey: Ryan Moore

Form: 3

 

*Purchased for US$750,000 by M V Magnier at the 2015 Ocala two-year-olds sale in March, 2015

*Faded to third after making running on only start in dirt maiden over four & a half furlongs at Churchill Downs on May 8

Race record: Starts: 1; Wins: -; 2nd: -; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £2,842

 

Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith

Sue Magnier – Background: Born October, 1953, daughter of legendary trainer Vincent O’Brien (who saddled six Derby winners). Husband John Magnier (born in County Cork on February 10, 1948) has changed the bloodstock world since teaming up with Robert Sangster and Vincent O’Brien to buy Coolmore in the 1970s. Purchased potential stallions as yearlings, early successes included Alleged, Be My Guest, El Gran Senor, Golden Fleece, Sadler’s Wells and Storm Bird. Magnier subsequently bought out partners and now owns Coolmore, its American and Australian offshoots, and the Ballydoyle training centre. Worth £587 million according to 2015 Sunday Times Rich List. Myriad other business interests include stakes in Barchester nursing homes, pub group Mitchells & Butlers, property, Ladbrokes, the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados and Global Radio. Formerly had stake in Manchester United. Homes in Ireland, Barbados and Switzerland. Racing interests: Sue Magnier has had a share in all of Aidan O’Brien’s best horses. Those to have carried the Magnier dark blue silks include the Investec Derby winners Galileo, Pour Moi and Ruler Of The World. Other flagbearers include King Of Kings, Hawk Wing, Giant’s Causeway, Imagine, George Washington, Duke Of Marmalade, Dylan Thomas, Henrythenavigator, Rip Van Winkle and four-time Ascot Gold Cup scorer Yeats. Michael Tabor – Background: Born October 28, 1941, in East London. Trained as hairdresser and built up Arthur Prince bookmaking chain before selling to Coral in 1995. Married to Doreen and has homes in Barbados and Monaco. Son Ashley founded Global Radio, Europe’s largest commercial radio group, with backing from his father. Michael Tabor’s fortune grew through currency dealing and his many business interests include ownership of Victor Chandler and shares in Ladbrokes. Valued at £600 million in 2015 Sunday Times Rich list. Racing interests: Joined forces with John Magnier after his Thunder Gulch won the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in 1995. Previously best known for owning jumpers such as the Neville Callaghan-trained Royal Derbi. Best horses to carry his colours include Montjeu, High Chaparral (2002 Derby), Hurricane Run, Entrepreneur, Desert King, Johannesburg, Stravinsky, Starspangledbanner, Lillie Langtry, Peeping Fawn, Misty For Me and 2007 Belmont Stakes heroine Rags To Riches. His latest Classic winner was Legatissimo, trained by David Wachman, in the 2015 QIPCO 1000 Guineas.  Derrick Smith – Background: Former Ladbrokes trading director, now based in Barbados with wife Gay. Currency trading helped him to be worth £590 million in 2015 Sunday Times Rich List. Business interests include, with his racing partners, Barchester nursing homes, pub group Mitchells & Butlers and the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados. Racing interests: In 2004, joined Coolmore as an investor and his purple silks with white seams, purple and white striped sleeves and purple cap have become a common sight atop such horses as the Investec Derby winners Camelot (2012) and Australia (2014) and Investec Oaks heroine Was. Others to sport his silks include Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach, 2011 Breeders’ Cup Turf and triple Investec Coronation Cup victor St Nicholas Abbey, Ascot Gold Cup winner Fame And Glory, Simply Perfect, Astronomer Royal, St Leger hero Leading Light, Mastercraftsman and the 2010 Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes winner Cape Blanco as well as Australian import So You Think. Gay Smith has owned a number of jumpers including Holywell, a dual winner at the Cheltenham Festival. Their son Paul owns 2014 Ladbrokes St Leger hero Kingston Hill.

 

Wesley Ward (Glendora, California, & Gulfstream Park, Florida)

Born: March 3, 1968, Saleh, Washington State Background: grandson of long-serving New York outrider Jim Dailey and son of former apprentice and trainer Dennis Ward. Left school at 14 and moved to New York to ride when he was just 15. Enjoyed a sensational first season, partnering 335 winners and becoming leading jockey at the Belmont, Aqueduct and Meadowlands fall meetings. Received the Eclipse Award for leading apprentice when he was just 16 in 1984. Spells riding in Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, Illinois and Canada followed and Ward was in the plate when subsequent Kentucky Derby hero Ferdinand lost his maiden tag in 1985. A growth spurt and weight problems forced Ward to quit riding in 1989. Training career: assisted his father for four years prior to starting out on his own in 1991. Accolades: Became the first US-based trainer to saddle a winner at Royal Ascot when Strike The Tiger won the Windsor Castle Stakes at odds of 33/1 on June 16, 2009.  Responsible for One Hot Wish, who set a new world record for of 48.87 seconds for 4.5 furlongs on her debut at Keeneland in April, 2007. Became only the third American-based trainer to win a European Group One when No Nay Never captured the Prix Morny at Deauville in August, 2013, following Leo O’Brien (Fourstars Allstar, 1992 Irish 2,000 Guineas) and Bert Michell (Count Reigh, 1929 Coronation Cup). Enjoyed a first Breeders’ Cup success in 2014 with Hootenanny, who beat stable-companion Luck Of The Kitten in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Judy The Beauty also won at the same meeting for Ward in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint – the trainer missed both victories as he was watching his son run in a cross-country race in Florida. Royal Ascot Record: 2009 STRIKE THE TIGER (WON WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES), JEALOUS AGAIN (WON QUEEN MARY STAKES), Yogaroo (9th Norfolk Stakes), Aegean (9th Albany Stakes), Honor In Peace (16th Chesham Stakes), Cannonball (4th King’s Stand Stakes, 2nd Golden Jubilee Stakes); 2010 Metropolitan Man (9th Windsor Castle Stakes); 2011 Holiday For Kitten (13th King’s Stand Stakes), Italo (23rd Coventry Stakes), Gentlemans Code (4th Windsor Castle Stakes), Gypsy Robin (7th Queen Mary Stakes), Everyday Dave (11th Norfolk Stakes); 2013 NO NAY NEVER (WON NORFOLK STAKES), Sweet Emma Rose (2nd Queen Mary Stakes), Ogermeister (15th Windsor Castle Stakes); 2014 HOOTENANNY (WON WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES), Spanish Pipedream (4th Queen Mary Stakes), To Be Determined (9th Norfolk Stakes), Sunset Glow (2nd Albany Stakes), Cordero (6th Chesham Stakes), Crown The Kitten (10th Chesham Stakes)

 

Ryan Moore

Born: September 18, 1983. Background: From a family steeped in racing. His late grandfather Charlie was a trainer, dad Gary, a former jump jockey, is a trainer under both codes, while mum Jayne was an accomplished amateur rider, as was his aunt Candy Morris. Older brother Jamie is a successful jump jockey who has just had his best season, while his sister Hayley has also ridden winners as an amateur and his youngest brother, Joshua, has followed the others into a riding career. Moore’s career began over hurdles, when making a winning debut as an amateur on Mersey Beat at Towcester on May 15, 2000, but he soon concentrated on the Flat. First major success on the Flat came as a 5lb claimer when he captured the 2002 Cesarewitch at Newmarket on the Martin Pipe-trained Miss Fara. Appointed first rider to Sir Michael Stoute in November, 2007 and was became first jockey for Coolmore-owned runners at start of 2015 season. Leading Jockey at Royal Ascot in 2014 – his fourth QIPCO Royal Ascot Top Jockey Award in the last five years. He is demand worldwide. Accolades: champion apprentice in 2003 (59 winners); British champion jockey three times – 2006 (182 wins), 2008 (192), 2009 (178). Gained first Longines World Best Jockey Award in December, 2015. British Classic Wins (6): Investec Oaks (2010 Snow Fairy), Investec Derby (2010 Workforce, 2013 Ruler Of The World), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (2012 Homecoming Queen, 2015 Legatissimo), QIPCO 2000 Guineas (2015 Gleneagles). Royal Ascot Wins (27): Coronation Stakes (2014 Rizeena), King George V Handicap (2008 Colony), Queen’s Vase (2008 Patkai, 2012 Estimate), Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap (2008 Sugar Ray; 2013 Opinion, 2014 Arab Spring), Tercentenary Stakes (2009 Glass Harmonium, 2014 Cannock Chase), Wolferton Handicap (2009 Perfect Stride), Wokingham Handicap (2009 High Standing), Jersey Stakes (2010 Rainfall), Duke Of Cambridge Stakes (2010 Strawberrydaiquiri, 2014 Integral), Hardwicke Stakes (2010 Harbinger, 2011 Await The Dawn, 2012 Sea Moon), Queen Alexandra Stakes (2010 Bergo, 2012 Simenon), Coventry Stakes (2011 Power), Chesham Stakes (2011 Maybe), Ascot Handicap (2012 Simenon), Britannia Handicap (2012 Fast Or Free), Gold Cup (2013 Estimate), King Edward VII Stakes (2013 Hillstar)Other Major Wins Include: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2011 Wrote, 2012 George Vancouver), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2008 & 2009 Conduit, 2013 Magician), Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2013 Dank), Hong Kong Cup (2010 Snow Fairy), Coral-Eclipse (2007 Notnowcato), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2009 Conduit), Japan Cup (2013 Gentildonna), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2010 Workforce), Dubai Sheema Classic (2014 Gentildonna), Prix du Jockey-Club (2014 The Grey Gatsby), Irish Champion Stakes (2014 The Grey Gatsby), Cox Plate (2014 Adeladie), Melbourne Cup (2014 Protectionist), Canadian International (2013 Joshua Tree, 2014 Hillstar), Yorkshire Oaks (2014 Tapestry), Prix Marcel Boussac (2014 Found), Beverly D Stakes (2013 Dank, 2014 Euro Charline), Secretariat Stakes (2014 Adelaide), Falmouth Stakes (2014 Integral), Sun Chariot Stakes (2014 Integral), Irish 2,000 Guineas (2015 Gleneagles)

 

Bruised Orange (USA) – Queen Mary Stakes

 

Breeding: ch f City Zip (USA) – Ain’t She Awesome (USA) (Awesome Again (USA))

Breeder: Willow Oaks Stable

Born: March 23, 2013

Owner: Hat Creek Racing

Trainer: Wesley Ward USA

Jockey: Frankie Dettori

Form: 1

 

*One of two runners for the stable in the Group Two Queen Mary Stakes (5f), the other being Acapulco.

*Made all the running to win a four and a half furlong dirt maiden by three lengths at Keeneland on April 8.

Race record: Starts: 1; Wins: 1; 2nd: -; 3rd: -; Win & Place Prize Money: £19,390

 

Hat Creek Racing

Background: syndicates managed by bloodstock agent Gatewood Bell. He is the son of Darley USA chairman Jimmy Bell and set up Cromwell Bloodstock in 2011. The syndicate’s first runner, Sweet Emma Rose, won by nine lengths at Keeneland in April, 2013. Royal Ascot Record: 2013 Sweet Emma Rose (2nd Queen Mary Stakes); 2014 Spanish Pipedream (4th Queen Mary Stakes)

 

Wesley Ward (Glendora, California, & Gulfstream Park, Florida)

Born: March 3, 1968, Saleh, Washington State Background: grandson of long-serving New York outrider Jim Dailey and son of former apprentice and trainer Dennis Ward. Left school at 14 and moved to New York to ride when he was just 15. Enjoyed a sensational first season, partnering 335 winners and becoming leading jockey at the Belmont, Aqueduct and Meadowlands fall meetings. Receiving the Eclipse Award for leading apprentice when he was just 16 in 1984. Spells riding in Italy, Singapore, Malaysia, Illinois and Canada followed and Ward was in the plate when subsequent Kentucky Derby hero Ferdinand lost his maiden tag in 1985. A growth spurt and weight problems forced Ward to quit riding in 1989. Training career: assisted his father for four years prior to starting out on his own in 1991. Accolades: Became the first US-based trainer to saddle a winner at Royal Ascot when Strike The Tiger won the Windsor Castle Stakes at odds of 33/1 on June 16, 2009.  Responsible for One Hot Wish, who set a new world record for of 48.87 seconds for 4.5 furlongs on her debut at Keeneland in April, 2007. Became only the third American-based trainer to win a European Group One when No Nay Never captured the Prix Morny at Deauville in August, 2013, following Leo O’Brien (Fourstars Allstar, 1992 Irish 2,000 Guineas) and Bert Michell (Count Reigh, 1929 Coronation Cup). Enjoyed a first Breeders’ Cup success in 2014 with Hootenanny, who beat stable-companion Luck Of The Kitten in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Judy The Beauty also won at the same meeting for Ward in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint – the trainer missed both victories as he was watching his son run in a cross-country race in Florida. Royal Ascot Record: 2009 STRIKE THE TIGER (WON WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES), JEALOUS AGAIN (WON QUEEN MARY STAKES), Yogaroo (9th Norfolk Stakes), Aegean (9th Albany Stakes), Honor In Peace (16th Chesham Stakes), Cannonball (4th King’s Stand Stakes, 2nd Golden Jubilee Stakes); 2010 Metropolitan Man (9th Windsor Castle Stakes); 2011 Holiday For Kitten (13th King’s Stand Stakes), Italo (23rd Coventry Stakes), Gentlemans Code (4th Windsor Castle Stakes), Gypsy Robin (7th Queen Mary Stakes), Everyday Dave (11th Norfolk Stakes); 2013 NO NAY NEVER (WON NORFOLK STAKES), Sweet Emma Rose (2nd Queen Mary Stakes), Ogermeister (15th Windsor Castle Stakes); 2014 HOOTENANNY (WON WINDSOR CASTLE STAKES), Spanish Pipedream (4th Queen Mary Stakes), To Be Determined (9th Norfolk Stakes), Sunset Glow (2nd Albany Stakes), Cordero (6th Chesham Stakes), Crown The Kitten (10th Chesham Stakes)

 

Frankie Dettori

Born: December 15, 1970, Milan, Italy Background: the son of Gianfranco, 13-time champion jockey in Italy. Frankie (christened Lanfranco) Dettori arrived from his homeland to join Luca Cumani’s Newmarket yard as an apprentice in July, 1985. His first success came on Rif at Turin, Italy, on November 16, 1986, and he rode his first British winner on Lizzy Hare at Goodwood on June 9, 1987. He passed 100 winners for the first time in 1990 when recording 141 successes and created history when riding all seven winners on the Saturday at the Ascot Festival in September, 1996. Dettori survived a horrific plane crash at Newmarket in 2000 in which the pilot was killed. He was retained by Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation in 1993, but it was announced in September, 2012, that the retainer would not be renewed. It was subsequently revealed he had failed a drugs test whilst riding in France. On December 5, 2012, Dettori was suspended from riding for six months after being found guilty of taking a prohibited substance, believed to be cocaine. He returned from his ban at the 2013 Investec Derby Festival and became retained rider for Sheikh Joaan Al Thani in July, 2013, whose horses run under the Al Shaqab Racing banner. He is in fine form at the moment, having won the Investec Derby at Epsom Downs earlier this month on Golden Horn and then taking the French Oaks, the Prix de Diane, on Star Of Seville. He is married to Catherine and they have five children. Accolades/achievements: British champion apprentice in 1989 and champion jockey three times (1994, 1995 and 2004). Awarded an honorary MBE in December, 2000. Celebrated his 500th Group race victory on Dabirsim in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagadere at Longchamp on October 2, 2011. He has ridden well in excess of 3,000 winners including over 100 at Group One level. British Classic Wins (15): QIPCO 2000 Guineas (1996 Mark Of Esteem, 1999 Island Sands), QIPCO 1000 Guineas (1998 Cape Verdi, 2002 Kazzia, 2011 Blue Bunting), Investec Derby (2007 Authorized – 15th attempt, 2015 Golden Horn), Investec Oaks (1994 Balanchine, 1995 Moonshell, 2002 Kazzia), Ladbrokes St Leger (1995 Classic Cliché, 1996 Shantou, 2005 Scorpion, 2006 Sixties Icon, 2008 Conduit) Major wins include: Breeders’ Cup Classic (2008 Raven’s Pass), Dubai World Cup (2000 Dubai Millennium, 2003 Moon Ballad, 2006 Electrocutionist), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (1995 Lammtarra, 1998 Swain, 1999 Daylami, 2004 Doyen), Japan Cup (1996 Singspiel, 2002 Falbrav, 2005 Alkaased), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (1995 Lammtarra, 2001 Sakhee, 2002 Marienbard). Royal Ascot Wins (49), major wins include: Gold Cup (1992 & 93 Drum Taps, 1998 Kayf Tara, 2004 Papineau, 2012 Colour Vision), St James’s Palace Stakes (1997 Starborough), King’s Stand Stakes (1994 Lochsong), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (2001 Fantastic Light, 2002 Grandera, 2011 Rewilding), Golden Jubilee Stakes (1995 So Factual), Queen Anne Stakes (1990 Markofdistinction, 1997 Allied Forces, 1998 Inktikhab, 2003 Dubai Destination, 2004 Refuse To Bend, 2007 Ramonti)

 

 

Criterion (NZ) – Prince of Wales’s Stakes

 

Breeding: ch c Sebring (AUS) – Mica´s Pride (AUS) (Bite The Bullet (USA))

Breeder: Go Bloodstock New Zealand Ltd

Born: October 31, 2010

Owner: Sir Owen Glenn

Trainer: David Hayes AUS

Form: 1/3116600224/428113722753-3213

 

*Runs in Prince Of Wales’s Stakes on Wednesday, June 17 and worked at the track on Tuesday on June 2.

*Notched up third Group One win of his career when beating Red Cadeaux by two and a half lengths in the 10-furlong Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick, Australia, on April 11.

*Proved himself one of Australia’s leading three-year-olds last year with victories in the Rosehill Guineas (10f) and Australian Derby (12f) when trained by David Payne.

*Beaten two lengths into third by Blazing Speed on latest start in the Group One Audemards Piguet QEII Cup (10f) at Sha Tin on April 29.

Race record: Starts: 27; Wins: 6; 2nd: 6; 3rd: 5; Win & Place Prize Money: £3,157,293 

 

Sir Owen Glenn

Born: February 19, 1940. Background: family emigrated to New Zealand in 1952. Founder and former executive chairman of Vanguard Logistics Services, one of the largest companies of its type in the world. Has a 50 per cent stake in rugby league side New Zealand Warriors. Supports charities through the Glenn Family Foundation and was knighted in 2013 for his services to philanthropy.Racing interests: part owner of 2005 Caulfield Cup hero Railings and 2009 Victoria Derby winner Monaco Consul. Bred Criterion at Blandford Lodge Stud in Matamata. International advisory council member for the China Horse Club. Royal Ascot Record: No previous runners

 

David Hayes (Euroa, Victoria, Australia)

Born: October 22, 1962 Background: Son of legendary Australian trainer Colin Hayes (1924-1999), who won 41 metropolitan titles and trained a record 10 winners in a single day in January, 1982. Colin moved his stables from the Adelaide suburb of Semaphore in 1965 and set up a new training establishment, Lindsay Park Stables, in the Barossa Valley, after seeing how horses in the UK were trained in the country. David was involved in the day-to-day running of the yard from an early age, although he had fleeting aspirations of becoming a professional sportsman – he was a state champion triple-jumper and played Australian Rules football. He became assistant trainer to his father at the age of 21 and took over the licence at the start of the 1990/91 season following Colin’s retirement. In his first season, Hayes won the Cox Plate and Japan Cup with Better Loosen Up and set a world record of six winners in a day on Derby Day at Flemington. Moved to Hong Kong in 1996 and trained 458 winners in the territory during a nine-year spell, including 17 Group Ones races. Returned to Australia in 2005, and moved his principal yard in 2008 from the Barossa Valley to his 1,200-acre property – Linsday Park Euroa – 150 kilometres north-east of Melbourne. David is married to Prue and has four children, Ben, Sophie, J.D. and William. At the start of the 2014/2015 season, Hayes started training in partnership with his nephew Tom Dabernig. Accolades: has trained over 2,800 winners, including 78 Group Ones; youngest trainer ever to be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2008; twice Champion Trainer in Hong Kong (1997/98, 1998/99) Big Race Wins Include: Melbourne Cup (1994 Jeune), Caulfield Cup (1993 Fraar, 2006 Tawqeet), Cox Plate (1990 Better Loosen Up 1990, 2006 Fields Of Omagh), Golden Slipper (2006 Miss Finland), Hong Kong International Sprint (2002 All Thrills Too), Hong Kong Derby (2003 Elegant Fashion) Royal Ascot Record: 2010 King’s Stand Stakes (4th Nicconi)

 

Chad Schofield

Born: February 2, 1994 Background: son of British born jockey Glyn Scholfield, who is now based in Australia after riding successfully in South Africa, Mauritius and Hong Kong. Chad’s first victory came aboard Sir Gwynn at Broadmeadows (NSW) in September, 2010. He burst into the scene in 2013, winning the Cox Plate on Shamus Award and becoming the first rider to ever claim both the Sydney and Melbourne apprentice titles. Has struggled with injury since joining the senior rider ranks at the end of the 2013/14 season. He sustained two fractures in his neck at Cranbourne in June, 2014, and broke both arms in a fall at Geelong in December. He has been given a six-month contract to ride in Hong Kong from September 1. Major wins include: Cox Plate (2013 Shamus Award), Newmarket Handicap (2014 Lankan Rupee), Queensland Derby (2014 Sonntag)

 

Spielberg (JPN) – Prince of Wales’s Stakes

 

Breeding: b h Deep Impact (JPN) – Princess Olivia (USA) (Lycius (USA))

Breeder: Shadai Farm

Born: May 12, 2009

Owner: Hidetoshi Yamamoto

Trainer: Kazuo Fujisawa JPN

Jockey: Christophe Soumillon

Form: 1/234310/611/1313-4

 

*Will fly the flag for Japan in the 10-furlong Group One Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (10f) on Wednesday, June 17.

*Took his form to a new level when swooping late to beat Gentildonna in the Group One Tenno Sho over 10 furlongs at Tokyo, Japan, on November 2.

*Backed that up when staying on well to finish behind Epiphaneia in the Group One Japan Cup on November 30.

*Came home fourth on his Royal Ascot prep in a 10-furlong Group Two event at Hanshin on April 5.

Race record: Starts: 15; Wins: 6; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 4; Win & Place Prize Money: £ 1,722,723

 

Hidetoshi Yamamoto

Born: October 29, 1955 Background: Chairman and chief executive of Tokyo-based Fields Corporation, which started out producing slot machines but has subsequently branched out into a variety of fields involving intellectual property, including video games and sport marketing. Has been involved in the company since it was founded in 1988. Racing Interests: Started taking an interest in horseracing in 2004, linking up with trainer Kazuo Fujiawa, and soon gained a reputation as one of Japan’s leading owners. Paid a world record 600 million yen (US$5.22 million) for a foal at the 2006 Japan Racing Horse Association Select Foal Sale. Purchased Casino Drive, a half-brother to the 2006 Belmont Stakes hero Jazil and three-quarter brother to Rags To Riches, successful in the 2007 Belmont Stakes, for US$950,000 at Keeneland in September, 2006. The colt, who was trained by Fujisawa in Japan, won the Grade Two Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont in 2008 but missed the Belmont Stakes with a stone bruise and was subsequently last to Raven’s Pass in that year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. His racing manager is Nobutaka Tada, who is also managing director of Globe Equine Management, while John McCormack has acted as a bloodstock advisor. Big Race Wins Include: Peter Pan Stakes (2008 Casino Drive), Aoba Sho (2010 Pelusa), Copa Republica Argentina (2012 Lelouch), Tenno Sho (2014 Spielberg) Royal Ascot Record: No previous runners

 

Kazuo Fujisawa

Born: September 22, 1951, Hokkaido, Japan Background: raised in Tomakomai in the Hokkaido prefecture of Japan, an area renowned for the breeding of thoroughbreds. Fujisawa, whose father bred racehorses, travelled to Newmarket in the 1970s and worked for trainer Gavin Pritchard-Gordon before returning to Japan in 1977 to assist Kazuo Kikuchi, Katsumi Sato (his father-in-law) and Yuji Nohira, where he helped with the career of outstanding Japanese Triple Crown winner Symboli Rudolph. Took out a training licence in 1988, winning his first race on April 24, and was crowned champion trainer for the first time in 1993. Accolades: Champion trainer in Japan 14 times (1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 & 2009); responsible for Japanese Horse of the Year on four occasions – Taiki Shuttle (1998), Symboli Kris S (2002 & 2003) and Zenno Rob Roy (2004). International runners: Has campaigned horses throughout the world. Sent out Taiki Blizzard to run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic twice, finishing 13th in 1996 and sixth in 1997. Enjoyed a first major overseas success in August, 1998, when Taiki Shuttle captured the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville, France. Trained Dance In The Mood, who was runner-up in the 2004 American Oaks and won the Grade Three CashCall Invitational Stakes at Hollywood Park in July, 2006. Casino Drive won the Grade Two Peter Pan Stakes for the handler at Belmont in May 2008 but missed the Belmont Stakes with a stone bruise and was last in the same year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. Saddled a first UK runner on August 16, 2005, as Zenno Rob Roy finished a neck second to Electrocutionist in the Group One Juddmonte International at York. Royal Ascot Record: No previous runners

 

Christophe Soumillon

Born: June 4, 1981, Brussels, Belgium Background: The son of a retired jump jockey-turned-trainer, he was initially apprenticed to Cedric Boutin while attending the Moulin a Vent school in Chantilly, where many other French riders have learned their trade. He rode his first winner on November 7, 1997, aboard 75/1 shot Bruni, trained by Boutin. Champion apprentice in 1999, Soumillon was signed up as apprentice to the all-conquering Andre Fabre stable and Thierry Jarnet’s departure at the same time meant that he was effectively second jockey at the yard. He has been champion jockey in France on five occasions (2003, 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2012), his best total being 226 winners in 2006. He rode five winners in a day in April, 2000, and again in September, 2006, with his haul including the Prix Vermeille, Prix Foy and Prix Niel. He won his first French Derby in 2001 on the Carlos Lerner-trained Anabaa Blue and, following Gerald Mosse’s departure to Hong Kong, Soumillon took over as retained jockey to the Aga Khan in France in October, 2001. As a result of that association, Soumillon rode the great unbeaten Zarkava in each of her seven races, winning five Group One contests, including the Prix de Diane and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2008. Soumillon is no stranger to controversy and had a fracas in a Hong Kong bar with trainer John Moore’s son in December, 2008. He also had a widely publicised spat with trainer Andre Fabre and it was announced in August, 2009, that his retainer with the Aga Khan was to end, although he became the owner’s retained jockey once again in 2014. In June, 2010, he made his debut over hurdles and four days later at Auteuil, he enjoyed a first success in that sphere when racing to a wide-margin victory in the French Champion Hurdle atop Mandali. Is married to Sophie Thalmann, the 1998 Miss France, and has two children, a daughter Charlie and a son Mika. French Classic Wins (13): Poule d’Essai des Poulains (2001 Vahorimix, 2003 Clodovil, 2009 Silver Frost), Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (2003 Musical Chimes, 2007 Darjina, 2008 Zarkava, 2012 Beauty Parlour, 2015 Ervedya), Prix de Diane (2004 Latice, 2008 Zarkava), Prix du Jockey Club (2001 Anabaa Blue, 2003 Dalakhani, 2006 Darsi)Other Big Race Wins: Criterium International (2002 Dalakhani, 2005 Carlotamix), Criterium de Saint-Cloud (2005 Linda’s Lad, 2013 Prince Gibraltar), Grand Prix de Paris (2002 Khalkevi, 2006 Rail Link, 2008 Montmartre), Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (2001 Mirio), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (2003 Dalakhani, 2008 Zarkava), Prix d’Astarte (2002 Turtle Bowl, 2006 Mandesha), Prix du Cadran (2005 Reefscape, 2008 Bannaby), Prix de la Foret (2008 Paco Boy), Prix Ganay (2007 Dylan Thomas, 2011 Planteur, 2014 & 2015 Cirrus Des Aigles), Prix d’Ispahan (2005 Valixir, 2014 Cirrus Des Aigles), Prix Jacques le Marois (2004 Whipper, 2010 Makfi, 2012 Excelebration), Prix Jean Romanet (2010 Stacelita), Prix Lupin (2003 Dalakhani), Prix Marcel Boussac (2007 Zarkava, 2009 Rosanara), Prix Maurice de Gheest (2003 Porlezza, 2005 Whipper), Prix Morny (2006 Dutch Art), Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (2007 Darjina), Prix de l’Opera (2001 Terre A Terre, 2006 Mandesha, 2013 Dalkala), Prix Saint-Alary (2005 Vadawina, 2014 Vazira), Prix Vermeille (2002 Pearly Shells, 2005 Shawanda, 2006 Mandesha, 2008 Zarkava), Coronation Cup (2006 Shirocco, 2014 Cirrus Des Aigles), King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2006 Hurricane Run), Racing Post Trophy (2003 American Post), Chairman’s Sprint Prize (2006 Billet Express), Hong Kong Classic Mile (2009 Thumbs Up, 2010 Beauty Flash), Hong Kong Derby (2006 Viva Pataca), Hong Kong Gold Cup (2005 Perfect Partner), Hong Kong Mile (2008 Good Ba Ba), Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (2006 Joyful Winner), Gran Premio di Milano (2006 Shamdala), Dubai Duty Free (2002 Terre A Terre), Breeders’ Cup Turf (2005 Shirocco), Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (2010 Sahpresa), QIPCO Champion Stakes (2011 Cirrus Des Aigles), Etihad Airways Falmouth Stakes (2012 Giofra), Al Quoz Sprint (2013 Shea Shea), Japan Cup (2014 Epiphaneia), Dubai Sheema Classic (2015 Dolniya) Royal Ascot Wins (1):Queen Anne Stakes (2015 Valixir)